From Mike Wuerthele's "UK officially launches investigation over Apple & Google's mobile browser dominance" posted Tuesday by AppleInsider:
As part of its continuing big tech antitrust march, the UK has announced that it is next examining Apple and Google's control over the mobile browser market, with a particular focus on mobile gaming.
On Tuesday, the United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) made the announcement that it will be looking into the mobile browser situation. Specifically, the comment period that started in June 2022 saw a large number of responses from "browser vendors, web developers, and cloud gaming service providers" who said that the control is a problem, is stifling innovation, and adding costs.
"Many UK businesses and web developers tell us they feel that they are being held back by restrictions set by Apple and Google. When the new Digital Markets regime is in place, it's likely to address these sorts of issues," said the interim CMA chief Sarah Cardell. "In the meantime, we are using our existing powers to tackle problems where we can. We plan to investigate whether the concerns we have heard are justified and, if so, identify steps to improve competition and innovation in these sectors."
The announcement is specific that one aspect of the investigation will be cloud gaming. It's not quite clear why the investigation is including that as part of a browser probe, as Apple's gaming restrictions are not in Safari.
My take: Like many such inquiries, this one has an air of cluelessness about it.